I think this is worth a separate post.
From comments … `All life forms are driven to survive and reproduce` is a statement that would be met with almost universal approval. But, this morning, with me, it jangled something horrible.
I think what it is … is that is said, as though their are limits as to what `all life forms` are `driven to`.
Most people will be happy to stop at `driven to survive and reproduce`.
Some will go as far as `driven to eat, drink and try and stay warm`.
We often stop there, because these are `basic needs` (or somesuch)
What we have here is a hidden, not-talked-about, soul / free-willy type thing.
(it is part of the `modern science` non-explanation on this subject).
It is imagined, that a baby is born (all natural like) … and at some point later, either all-of-a-rush as `a soul` or more slowly as a developing `person` takes-over that `natural body` and `becomes something that `drives` that natural body (like it was a car, or something).
This is total shite.
Modern people seem to believe less-and-less (do they~?) in the `soul` idea … but, not in any sort of positive understanding way, but a vague sort-of not-really-thought-about-it way believe in the `thing` that `develops` to drive the body.
Where is it~? What is it~? No fucking idea, but as no one asks … no fucking care~!
When you get as far as `the brain done it` there stops being any excuse for ignorance.
If the brain drives the body to survive and reproduce … then it is sponkingly obvious that it also drives it to become an economist (and everything else).
`Survive and reproduce` are not at … say, the black end of a ruler of `all shades` from black to white (or vice versa).
Being a human is not like that. The ruler is the same shade all-the-way-across.
Everything we do, down to the smallest thing, is driven by the same `force` that drives `us` to survive and reproduce.
If it was `useful` to pretend that the ruler was `calibrated` maybe I could understand what is going on … but I don’t see it as useful at all.
Bottom-line … If you accept that humans are driven to survive and reproduce, it is only logical that they are also driven (or not) to write comments to OTP.
The only way the above falls, is if you want to push for `a soul` (or `something` that takes-over the driving of the body).